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Kentucky Derby 146 to be held without fans

August 21, 2020 0

With the COVID-19 pandemic yet to be brought under control, the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) will be contested behind closed doors, without fans, Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) announced Friday. The track had made lengthy efforts […]

Five points to ponder: Belmont Stakes

June 19, 2020 0

It feels like an alternate universe to say that the Triple Crown starts with the 1 1/8-mile Belmont S. (G1) on Saturday, instead of its concluding the series as a 1 1/2-mile “Test of the […]

Top 10 storylines for Royal Ascot 2020

June 14, 2020 0

Just two weeks after British racing resumed from its COVID-19 cocoon, Royal Ascot goes on as scheduled with its five-day run Tuesday through Saturday. Here are the principal storylines: 1. Royal Ascot in the time […]

Preakness date set for October 3

May 16, 2020 0

The 2020 Preakness (G1) will be contested at Pimlico on Oct. 3, four weeks after the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby (G1). Belinda Stronach and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made the proclamation on Saturday afternoon, during the NBC […]

Racing returns to Churchill Downs May 16

April 30, 2020 2

Live racing will return to Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 16, five days after the backstretch opens, track officials announced Thursday. Following opening weekend, the regular racing schedule will be Thursdays through Sundays, plus a […]

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